Thursday, July 17, 2014

Columnists and Editorials are Calling on Virginia Lawmakers to Change Virginia Criminal Code so that Teen Sexting Will Not be Charged as Felony Child Pornography

Past posts on the appalling Manassas Teen-Sexting case can be found here:
v      July 11th    
v      July 9th      
v      July 4th   

Since the warrant to force the 17 year old Manassas minor to be medically injected with a substance to erect his genitalia and then submit to photographs of his erect penis by Virginia authorities has been allowed to expire there have been many editorials written as the 17 year old is STILL facing felony charges of child pornography that carry mandatory minimum prison sentences and a lifetime on the Virginia Registry as a Violent Sex Offender. 

I’ve repeatedly told the current 136 (4 seats are vacant) Virginia Delegates and Senators that it’s time to separate Teen Sexting from our Child Pornography statutes and I asked you to tell them too. 

Well journalists are saying it too! 

Ask your Delegate and Senator to sponsor a bill for the upcoming 2015 Virginia General Assembly session, today! 

Mary Devoy

Editorial: Even without the warrant, Manassas ‘sexting’ case is outrageous, July 17, 2014

Records Show Growing Trend of Minors in Virginia Charged as Felons for Sexting, July 16, 2014

ACLU-VA: Why Sexting Your Girlfriend Should Not be a Crime, July 15, 2014

Opinion: Teen sexting is a problem, but parents are the solution, July 11, 2014 

Opinion: Teen Sexting Is Not A Felony, July 11, 2014

This Should Go Without Saying, But: Prosecutors, It's Not OK to Photograph a Boy’s Erect Penis, July 9, 2014